Press Release

Press Release: SFMTA Updates and Route Changes

**PRESS RELEASE**
SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory
For Saturday, March 28, 2020

San Francisco—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, March 27 through Monday, March 30.

For real-time updates, follow us on https://twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit https://www.sfmta.com/about-us/contact-us/email-and-text-alerts to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

For details of Muni re-routes, visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.

For additional notifications and agency updates, subscribe to our blog,Moving SF for daily orweekly updates.

Muni Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order

Considering the city-wide efforts to limit Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission and changing ridership, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) will be making some adjustments to Muni service to help us to focus resources where they are most needed.

Effective Monday, March 30:

There continue to be no special event shuttles which include 78X 16 Street Arena Express; 79X Van Ness Arena Express; and LRV AM and PM Shuttles.

The following routes have been discontinued until further notice: 1AX-California A Express; BX-California B Express; 5R-Fulton Rapid; 7X-Noriega Express; 9R-San Bruno Rapid; 14X-Mission Express; 28R –19th Avenue Rapid; 30X-Marina Express; 31AX-Balboa A Express; 31BX-Balboa B Express; 38AX-Geary A Express; 38BX-Geary B Express; 38R-Geary Rapid; 41-Union; 76X-Marin Headlands Express; 81X-Caltrain Express; 82X-Levi Plaza Express; 83X-Mid-Market Express; 88 BART Shuttle; NX-Express; and E-Embarcadero.

The following lines will be operated on Muni buses: California Cable Car; Powell/Hyde Cable Car; and Powell/Mason Cable Car; F Market & Wharves*

*Note: 1) The F Market & Wharves line will serve the waterfront only, i.e. between Beach/Jones and Don Chee Way; 2) The F Construction Shuttle that providing service between Beach/Jones and Pier 39 will be cancelled; 3) Regular bus fare will apply for cable car lines.

Muni Metro subway stations will be closed, except for downtown stations which will remain open to customers taking BART during their operating hours. All LRV lines, J Church; K Ingleside/T Third Street; L Taraval; M Ocean View; and N Judah, will run on Muni buses using the same stops as early morning Metro bus service.

The 5 Fulton will serve all local stops between Cabrillo/La Playa and Transit Center for all hours of service.

The 9 San Bruno will serve all local stops between Sunnydale Ave/McLaren School and Main/Mission**

**Note: The stop at Main and Mission streets is the terminal for the 9R San Bruno Rapid route.

The 38 Geary (outbound service only) will be extended to 48th Avenue and Point Lobos Avenue after serving VA Hospital.

Effective Saturday, April 4, weekends:

The following routes and special event shuttles will continue to be cancelled: 76X-Marin Headlands Express; 78X 16 Street Arena Express; 79X Van Ness Arena Express; and LRV AM and PM Shuttles.

In addition to routes already cancelled, there will be no weekend service for the 47 Van Ness route. During weekends, the 49 Van Ness/Mission route will be extended between North Point to Fisherman’s Wharf to cover the segment when 47 Van Ness is not running.

For details on which Muni routes are currently affected, visit Reduced Muni Service webpage.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

On Friday, March 27, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to work on installing a joint-utility trench, traffic striping and sewer main at the following locations:

  • Van Ness between Lombard and Greenwich streets
  • Van Ness between Greenwich and Filbert streets
  • Van Ness between Filbert and Union streets
  • Van Ness between Union and Green streets
  • Van Ness between Green and Vallejo streets
  • Van Ness between Vallejo Street and Broadway
  • Van Ness at Otis Street

Because some work requires reducing Van Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction, some work is limited to nighttime hours. Construction scheduling is subject to change due to weather delays or unexpected field conditions. For more project details and the latest construction updates, visitsfmta.com/vanness.

UPDATE: Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project

Since October 2019 and continuing until Saturday, April 4, a bus shuttle will continue to operate in a loop from Pier 39 to Beach and Stockton streets to accommodate the construction of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project.

Effective Saturday, April 4, the construction shuttle service will be suspended. Bus shuttles will operate to serve the waterfront stops between Beach & Jones and Don Chee Way.

For more information about Phase Two of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project, visit http://www.sfpublicworks.org/jefferson.

UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project

Since August 2019, traffic pattern on lower Great Highway between Ulloa and Santiago streets has been changed. Northbound travel lane on lower Great Highway has been rerouted to 48th Avenue for two blocks between Ulloa and Santiago streets. Southbound travel lane will continue on lower Great Highway as usual. This will be in effect until project completion in Fall 2021. For project details, visit sfmta.com/LTaraval.

UPDATE: Third Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Saturday work will occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and nighttime construction work will continue to take place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. and is anticipated to continue periodically through March 2020.

Since July 2019, crews have begun phase two of the rehabilitation work. Phase two construction work involves travel lane shifts and other adjustments to the roadway and work area. Vehicle and bicycle access via travel lanes across the bridge continue to be available in each direction, northbound and southbound (except during periods of full temporary bridge closures when the pending scope of work restricts access across the bridge for all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic). Pedestrian access is available via the sidewalk along the eastern side of the bridge. People on bike may also choose to walk their bicycle along the pedestrian sidewalk as an alternative to riding across the bridge via the travel lane. Pedestrian access via the sidewalk along the western side of the bridge may be unavailable during different phases of upcoming work.

Third Street Bridge is open and access across the bridge is available.

Construction scheduling is subject to change due to rain or other weather delays, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Additional periods of short closures may be possible, if necessary, to complete remaining rehabilitation work. Information will be shared closer to that period should additional closures seem necessary and details are finalized. Updates will be posted to the project webpage. For details about the project, the latest construction updates and suggested detour routes for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles, visit: www.sfpublicworks.org/thirdstreetbridge.

ONGOING: Muni Rail Rehabilitation Project

Since Monday, March 9 and will continue for about four weeks, N Judah track maintenance work will take place at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Judah Street.  During construction, the N Judah rail service will operate without interruption.  While Judah Street remains open, vehicular traffic along 25th Avenue at Judah Street will be detoured.

Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday for concrete pour.

Neighbors can expect noise during construction. To accommodate construction work, about four parking spaces will be unavailable near the job site, 24 hours a day during construction period and an additional 14 parking spaces will be unavailable during construction work hours.

 


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